I skied the Raptor 130 at Mt. Hood and Las Lenas this summer. I skied the Head RS100 last year, and the Dalbello Krypton Pros and Mt. Hood as well for comparison.
I used the Raptors at race camp after I had difficulty aligning the Dalbellos, and found the difference remarkable. The response to turn initiation was instantaneous, with similarly remarkable lateral responsiveness. Recognizing the Dalbellos are not meant for racing, the differences are still noteworthy. The sensitivity in the Heads was also an unexpected upgrade vs. the Dalbellos. I then skied the Raptors in Las Lenas, where we had a foot or more of fresh each day. They were great there as well, allowing me to "butter" the turns as needed. I had no problem with overpressuring the tips, and powder skiing was a dream.
Lastly, as compared to the RS100's, the boot is more stiff as expected, but much more responsive.
Regarding fit, I did not downsize but still required quite a bit of work to relieve pressure in the toebox and laterally over the styloid process. Billy Kaplan (800-283-2370) in Bucks County, PA is a masterful boot fitter, and did an incredible job with fit and alignment. I can't recommend him highly enough. With his help, the boots are a comfortable all-day, all-mountain powerhouse.